Summary: I was surprised to see this old unit appear in my recent search for waterproof GPS. I still have mine from several years ago, and I dug it out to give it a try. It had been used hard for a few years on hikes, motorcycle rides, lent to the neighbors, soaked, etc....it still works! The graphics and buttons seem ancient compared to the new relatively cheap units, but that is still functions is a testimony to the quality of Garmin products. Cool!
Summary: I use mine for navigating out in the Gulf. You can easily enter reef waypoints along with various ports you may want to navigate to. You'll be surprised with the notes you can leave with each waypoint. The GPS V is by no means obsolete!
Great gps signal and easy to use from the road to off road.
3 September 2012
Summary: This is one of the best GPS made by garmin. Display high contrast, easy to use, great GPS signal reception, low consume of battery and very rugged. If you are outdoor enthusiast, bike, jipe, walkin or on the road , this is one cheap and great option
Summary: This is an excellent unit for your travels and general location while traveling. Gives you advanced notice of upcoming intersections and roads and distances to them. Seems to be very accurate and provides good detail. I have two of these units and they are great.
Summary: Reliable waterproof unit for motorcycling as well as hiking and canoeing/boating. At home navigating road or wilderness. Bought a second unit for road travel because with limited 19MB memory it can be difficult to travel more than a couple hundred miles sometimes without reloading the detail maps which can take 45 minutes to load. It will be convenient to be loading detailed city select maps from the slow serial port to a second unit while navigating with the first.